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Delirium causes confusion for patients, caregivers

January 12, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor

Delirium in long-term care settings is subtle, deadly and more prevalent than caregivers think, according to new findings. 

Bacteria identified in deadly Calif. holiday meal

December 28, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

the CDC has pinpointed the pathogen responsible for sickening 21 people at a community meal—including three assisted living residents who died.

Medications and the CMS Mega Rule

December 12, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

The new CMS rule for long-term care facilities includes plenty of medication-related changes, including antibiotic stewardship and new documentation requirements for medication reviews.

CDC kicks off seasonal flu campaign

December 6, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

Seniors are in the spotlight this week as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention launches its 2016-2017 National Influenza Vaccination Week.

Reducing HAIs and improving LTC resident health

November 15, 2016  |  Thom Wellington

Long-term care facilities and hospitals are becoming more aware of the need for diligent infection control in resident populations--including better training.

Will the next superbug be a fungus?

November 15, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

The CDC has issued warnings to hospitals and laboratories to be on the lookout for an emerging threat: a fungal infection called Candida auris.

Clorox’s newest bleach stronger, safer for LTC

November 2, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor

Clorox Healthcare’s Fuzion Cleaner Disinfectant kills C. difficile and 35 other pathogens in under two minutes and is safe to use every day on most surfaces. 

Advancing wound care technology

October 25, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

Wounds that measure themselves? New technology makes it almost that simple. Check out the hot wound care advancements from this year’s American Health Care Association/National Center for Assisted Living conference.

Taking antibiotics can raise C. diff infection risk for residents nearby

October 11, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

Can taking antibiotics affect a roommate's risk for C. diff? A new JAMA study says yes.

Nurse Assist issues I.V. flush syringe recall

October 5, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor

The company is voluntarily recalling all unexpired lots of I.V. flush syringes because of a potential link to B. cepacia bloodstream infections. 

More LTC workers but fewer seniors getting their flu shot

October 4, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor

A record number of physicians and healthcare workers, including nonmedical staff, were vaccinated against the flu. That’s good news for seniors, who are especially vulnerable, but who also saw the biggest age bracket decline in vaccination.

CDC encourages early intervention, preventive measures for sepsis

September 6, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor

A recent Vital Signs report on sepsis and found that for nearly 80 percent of patients, the infection begins outside of the hospital, leading the government agency to ramp up preventive efforts and increase sepsis awareness.


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